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THE MONSIGNOR FRANCIS J. WEBER COLLECTION OF BERNHARDT WALL

A.1.57. The Capitols of the Southern States 1861

WALL, Bernhardt. The Capitols of the Southern States 1861. Sierra Madre, 1950. 31 miniature etchings, approximately 4.5 x 3 cm. (1-3/4 x 1-1/4 inches), wove paper, each mounted within an etched ornamental frame border, all signed by Wall. Various colored inks. 19 x 18 cm. (7-7/16 x 7-3/8 inches). Original hand-bound full red morocco, gilt ruled, upper cover and spine gilt-lettered, inner gilt-ruled dentels. Original hand-drawn, colored, and signed calligraphic presentation leaf to Martin H. Burge (1951) in ink and watercolor, with tipped-on hand-colored etched portrait of Robert E. Lee, watercolor drawing of Confederate flag.

   

     Limited edition ("Author's" copy of 100 signed copies). The accomplished work of a master artist and one of the rarest books on the Confederacy. An interesting presentation copy—Wall acknowledged that it was Dr. Martin H. Burge who inspired him to create his series of etchings on Robert E. Lee (see preceding) and thanks him in the foreword to this book. 70000052

Plate list:

ROBERT E. LEE GENERAL, C.S.A BORN JAN. 19, 1807. | WALL 1948 [bust portrait]. Hand-colored, mounted on calligraphic inscription leaf. Signed. 4.5 x 3 cm.

Copy No...CAPITOLS of the SOUTHERN STATES EDITION 100 COPIES... [limitation leaf]. Burnt umber within a burnt umber ornamental frame border. Signed. 4.5 x 3 cm.

THE CAPITOLS OF THE SOUTHERN STATES 1861... [title]. Brown within a burnt umber ornamental frame border. Signed. 4.5 x 3 cm.

This little volume of miniature etchings is gratefully dedicated to AUGUST DIETZ, Sr... [dedication leaf]. Brown within a burnt umber ornamental frame border. Signed. 3 x 4.5 cm.

Notes After the "GENERAL ROBERT E. LEE" book, it seems fitting to follow up with "THE CAPITOLS OF THE SOUTHERN STATES"... [text]. Brown within a burnt umber ornamental frame border. Signed. 4.5 x 3 cm.

State Hist. Soc. of Missouri... [text]. Brown within a burnt umber ornamental frame border. Signed. 4.5 x 3 cm.

OLD STATE CAPITOL COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA | Wall [illustration]. Brown within a burnt umber ornamental frame border. Signed. 3 x 4.5 cm.

The first state to pass an ordinance of secession was South Carolina... [text]. Brown within a burnt umber ornamental frame border. Signed. 4.5 x 3 cm.

secession ordinance on April 17, 1861... [text]. Brown within a burnt umber ornamental frame border. Signed. 4.5 x 3 cm.

CAPITOL JACKSON—MISSISSIPPI | Wall 1950 [illustration]. Brown within a burnt umber ornamental frame border. Signed. 3 x 4.5 cm.

Capitol Tallahassee, Florida [illustration]. Brown within a burnt umber ornamental frame border. Signed. 3 x 4.5 cm.

State Capitol Montgomery, Ala. | Wall 1950 [illustration]. Brown within a burnt umber ornamental frame border. Signed. 3 x 4.5 cm.

CAPITOL MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA | Wall [illustration]. Brown within a burnt umber ornamental frame border. Signed. 3 x 4.5 cm.

CAPITOL MILLEDGEVILLE, GA. | WALL 1950 [illustration]. Brown within a burnt umber ornamental frame border. Signed. 3 x 4.5 cm.

Capitol of Louisiana at Baton Rouge. 1861 | WALL [illustration]. Brown within a burnt umber ornamental frame border. Signed. 4.5 x 3 cm.

Confederate Capitol of Louisiana; Shreveport [illustration]. Brown within a burnt umber ornamental frame border. Signed. 3 x 4.5 cm.

Capitol—Texas at AUSTIN | Wall [illustration]. Brown within a burnt umber ornamental frame border. Signed. 3 x 4.5 cm.

CAPITOL RICHMOND—VIRGINIA [illustration]. Brown within a burnt umber ornamental frame border. Signed. 3 x 4.5 cm.

Capitol, Little Rock, Ark. | WALL [illustration]. Brown within a burnt umber ornamental frame border. Signed. 4.5 x 3 cm.

Capitol North Carolina | Wall [illustration]. Brown within a burnt umber ornamental frame border. Signed. 3 x 4.5 cm.

CAPITOL Nashville Tenn. [illustration]. Brown within a burnt umber ornamental frame border. Signed. 3 x 4.5 cm.

The Capitol of Maryland [illustration]. Brown within a burnt umber ornamental frame border. Signed. 4.5 x 3 cm.

Missouri & Kentucky were divided in sentiment... [text]. Brown within a burnt umber ornamental frame border. Signed. 4.5 x 3 cm.

being considered the twelfth and thirteenth states. B.W. [text]. Brown within a burnt umber ornamental frame border. Signed. 4.5 x 3 cm.

Missouri State Capitol. 1861 [illustration]. Brown within a burnt umber ornamental frame border. Signed. 3 x 4.5 cm.

Confederate Capitol of Missouri at Neosho, Oct. 1861 | Wall—1950 [illustration]. Brown within a burnt umber ornamental frame border. Signed. 3 x 4.5 cm.

Confederate Capitol of Missouri, at Cassville. Oct. 31, 1861 to Nov. 7, 1861 | Wall 1950 [illustration]. Brown within a burnt umber ornamental frame border. Signed. 3 x 4.5 cm.

Capitol, Frankfort, Ky. [illustration]. Brown within a burnt umber ornamental frame border. Signed. 3 x 4.5 cm.

The first "WHITE HOUSE" of the Confederacy in Montgomery, Ala. [illustration]. Brown within a burnt umber ornamental frame border. Signed. 3 x 4.5 cm.

2nd "White House" Richmond, Va. | Wall 1950 [illustration]. Brown within a burnt umber ornamental frame border. Signed. 3 x 4.5 cm.

[Printer's illustrated device]. Burnt umber within a burnt umber ornamental frame border. Signed and dated 3/11/51. 4.5 x 3 cm.

 

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